EU4 remove_trait Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
remove_trait Command
PlayerDLC: Rights of Man

This command removes the specified trait from the ruler of the country you are currently playing as.

remove_trait [Trait ID]


The ID of the trait you want to remove.


Here are examples of how to use remove_trait.

remove_trait free_thinker_personality

This command will remove the trait 'Free Thinker' from your ruler.

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Quick Overview

The remove_trait command in Europa Universalis IV is used to remove a particular personality trait from a ruler. You'll need to specify the trait you want to remove after the command.

For example, if you want to remove a trait such as incorruptible, you should type remove_trait incorruptible_personality.

In-Depth Description

The remove_trait command in Europa Universalis IV is used to remove a particular trait from your country's ruler.

Here is how it works: As you may know, in EU4, a ruler isn't just a figurehead. Each ruler has their own distinct list of traits, which ultimately affect the dynamics of the game.

These traits can have both positive and negative impacts, impacting the options available to you, the way you can interact with other nations, and how well your economy or military functions.

You can use the remove_trait command to get rid of a specific trait from your ruler. To do this, you'll need to know the exact name of the trait you wish to remove.

To use the command, you type remove_trait followed by the ID of the trait you wish to remove into the console (the command line interface that allows you to input commands). For instance, you might type remove_trait immortal_personality to remove the immortal trait from your ruler.

You should use this command when you believe a particular ruler trait is hindering your gameplay or steering your game in a direction you're not comfortable with.

Removing a negative trait can possibly ease your nation’s administration or assist your international diplomacy efforts, among other things.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .